Cialis is an oral tablet that is almond-shaped, yellow colored, and film coated which can be prescribed by a doctor to a man suffering from ED or erectile dysfunction. Cialis is a member of a group of drugs called PDE-5 inhibitors. The drug is not to be used as an aphrodisiac and will not increase sexual desire in men. The drug will only become effective if there is sexual stimulation.
Viagra and Cialis belong to the same group of drugs which means that they are both PDE5 inhibitors.
The length of the duration is the thing that separates Cialis from Viagra. Viagra works effectively for four to six hours. Cialis can work effectively up to 36 hours which can give a man and his partner a leisurely and quality time to spend with each other before having sexual intercourse. This does away with the need for a man to rush up on his sexual activity for fear that he will run out of time.
If blood cannot flow freely to the penis, this results in erectile dysfunction. What Cialis does is to relax the penis’ blood vessels to allow the blood to flow freely and cause an erection. However, when there is no sexual stimulation, a man taking Cialis will not get an erection.
There are two strengths in Cialis, 10mg, and 20mg. Most healthcare providers start their patient’s doses at 20mg. Patients who have renal problems are given the 10mg dosage. Cialis may or may not be taken with alcohol or food, but has to be taken before any planned sexual activity.
In as little as 16 minutes, Cialis can begin working for a man as long as there is the presence of sexual stimulation. Its effect can last for 36 hours. This effect provided by Cialis has made it very popular in France where it has been named as the weekend pill. It should be noted that Cialis can only be taken once a day and upon your doctor’s recommendation and prescription.
The usual side effects experienced by over 4000 men who took Cialis were flushing, nasal congestion, mild muscle pain, backache, headache, and upset stomachs. The side effects experienced did not stay long and were graded from mild to moderate. It has also been found that these side effects tend to taper off when men continue to take Cialis.
There was no recorded side effect that involved or affected vision.
Men having these medical conditions must not take Cialis:
- If they show an allergic reaction to tadalafil or to any component that is in Cialis
- Serious heart conditions
- Low blood pressure
- Experienced stroke from the last 6 months
It is advised that Cialis should never be combined with other treatments for erectile dysfunction.
There are physical conditions in some men that may prevent them from taking Cialis and they are:
- Men with deformed penis such as Peyronie’s disease or angulation
- Men who are prone to priapism or painful erection. It also includes leukemia, sickle cell anemia or multiple myelomas